Famous Professors from Turkey

List of notable or famous professors from Turkey, with bios and photos, including the top professors born in Turkey and even some popular professors who immigrated to Turkey. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Turkish professors then this list is the perfect resource for you. These professors are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known professor from Turkey is included when available.

Everything from Daron Acemoğlu to Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu is included on this list.

This historic professors from Turkey list can help answer the questions "Who are some Turkish professors of note?" and "Who are the most famous professors from Turkey?" These prominent professors of Turkey may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Turkish professors.

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  • Abdullah Atalar
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    Abdullah Atalar (born April 11, 1954) is a Turkish scientist and academic. Atalar is the Rector of İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University, and a professor at Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. He received B.S. degree from Middle East Technical University, in 1974, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University in 1976 and 1978, respectively, all in Electrical Engineering. His thesis work was on reflection acoustic microscopy. Atalar is a member of Turkish Academy of Sciences,. He was a member of Scientific and Technological Research Council (TÜBİTAK) science board (2004-2011), and chairman of the board of directors of TUBITAK Space (2004-2007) and TUBITAK Ulakbim ...more
    • Age: 68
    • Birthplace: Gaziantep, Turkey
  • Ahmet Davutoğlu
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    Ahmet Davutoğlu (Turkish pronunciation: [ahˈmet davuˈtoːɫu] (listen); born 26 February 1959) is a Turkish academic, politician and former diplomat who served as the 26th Prime Minister of Turkey and Leader of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) from 2014 to 2016. He previously served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2009 to 2014 and chief advisor to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan from 2003 to 2009. He was elected as an AKP Member of Parliament for Konya in the 2011 general election and was reelected as an MP in both the June and November 2015 general elections. He resigned as Prime Minister on 22 May 2016.Following the election of serving Prime Minister and AKP Leader Recep ...more
    • Age: 63
    • Birthplace: Taşkent, Turkey
  • Ali Bardakoğlu (born 1952) served as the president of the Presidency of Religious Affairs (Turkish: Diyanet İşleri Başkanlığı) of Turkey between 2003 and 2010.
    • Age: 71
    • Birthplace: Tosya, Turkey
  • Atilla Yayla

    Atilla Yayla (Turkish: [atiɫɫa jajɫa], born (1957-03-03)March 3, 1957), is a Turkish political thinker and a proponent of liberal democracy. He is one of the founders of Association for Liberal Thinking in Turkey. He was Professor of Politics, Political Economy and Political Philosophy at Gazi University in Turkey and the department head of the International Relations department at Faculty of Commercial Sciences of Istanbul Commerce University in Turkey until he was fired in 2015. In 2016 he was fired from his teaching post at Haliç University, after the University administration was charged with corruption and turned over to Istanbul University by The Council of Higher Education (YÖK). He ...more
    • Age: 65
    • Birthplace: Turkey
  • Dani Rodrik (born August 14, 1957) is a Turkish economist and Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He was formerly the Albert O. Hirschman Professor of the Social Sciences at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. He has published widely in the areas of international economics, economic development, and political economy. The question of what constitutes good economic policy and why some governments are more successful than others at adopting it is at the center of his research. His works include Economics Rules: The Rights and Wrongs of the Dismal Science and The Globalization ...more
    • Age: 65
    • Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Kamer Daron Acemoğlu (Turkish: [daˈɾon adʒeˈmoːɫu]; born September 3, 1967) is a Turkish-born American economist who has taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) since 1993. He is currently Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics at MIT. He was named Institute Professor in 2019. Born to Armenian parents in Istanbul, Acemoglu was educated in the UK and completed his PhD at the London School of Economics (LSE) at 25. He lectured at LSE for a year before joining the MIT. He was awarded the John Bates Clark Medal in 2005. Acemoglu is best known for his work on political economy. He has authored hundreds of papers, many of which are co-authored with his long-time ...more
    • Age: 55
    • Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey